Sci-ROI Annual Event, YIM-C 2017

Sept. 9 & 10, 2017

Sci-ROI is pleased to announce that our 2017 annual event (YIM-C) will be held on Sep, 2017 in Chicago. YIM-C will be a multidisciplinary event to facilitate interaction of Graduate students, Postdoctoral fellows, Research Scientists, Scholars, Industry leaders and Entrepreneurs with the senior policy makers, scientists and entreprenuers from India to promote multi-level collaborative initiatives across various disciplines in Academia, Industry and Government between India and the United States. The event will highlight the diversity of talent in the midwest doing leading research and development, while exposing them to the unlimited opportunity for engagement and collaboration in various sectors thus, enabling establishment of a network between individuals and agencies in India and the US.

Venue

Biological Sciences Center, University of Chicago (924 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637)

Speakers

Ansari, Aseem

Prof. Aseem Ansari

Professor,
University of Wisconsin - Madison;
Founder Director,
WINStep Forward

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Arola, Heidi

Heidi Arola

Managing Director, Global Partnerships
Purdue University

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Bashyam, Murali

Prof. Murali Bashyam

Head, Lab of molecular oncology,
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)

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Bhalla, Kavi

Prof. Kavi Bhalla

Assistant Professor,
Epidemiology, Global Health
University of Chicago

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Bhushan, Neeta

MS. Neeta Bhushan

Consul General of India, Chicago

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Chakraborty, Tushar

Prof. Tushar Chakraborty

Professor,
IISc, Bangalore

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Chaturvedi, A.K.

Prof. A.K. Chaturvedi

Professor and Director,
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R)

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Jameel, Shahid

Prof. Shahid Jameel

CEO,
Wellcome Trust/DBT - India Alliance

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Mande, Sharmila

Dr. Sharmila Mande

Principal Scientist & Head,
Bio Sciences R&D, TCS Innovation Labs

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Mishra, Shekhar

Prof. Shekhar Mishra

Scientist,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory;
Deputy Project Manager,
PIP-II Indian Institutions and Fermilab Collaboration

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Munshi, Meenakshi

Prof. Meenakshi Munshi

Joint Director,
Department of Biotechnology (DBT),
Ministry of Science & Technology,
Government of India.

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Murty, C.V.R.

Prof. C.V.R. Murty

Director,
IIT, Jodhpur

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Pal, Sourav

Prof. Sourav Pal

Professor,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai

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Pitroda, Sam

Sam Pitroda

Business Executive and Policymaker

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Radhakrishnan, Raghu

Prof. Raghu Radhakrishnan

Professor,
Department of Oral Pathology, Manipal Univerisity

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Raghavan, Vijay

Prof. Vijay Raghavan

Secretary,
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)

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Rao, Pragna

Dr. Pragna Rao

Associate Dean (Research),
MBBS, MD, PhD (Biochemistry),
Manipal Univerisity

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Ravindranath, Vijayalakshmi

Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath

Professor,
Centre for Neuroscience,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

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Raychoudhury, Somak

Prof. Somak Raychoudhury

Director,
Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)

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Sharma, Rajiv

Dr. Rajiv Sharma

Secretary,
Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Department of Science & Technology
Government of India

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Shashidhara, L. S.

Prof. L. S. Shashidhara

Professor,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER);
Vice President,
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

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Srinivasan, Bala

Prof. Bala Srinivasan

Vice President,
Global Initiatives and Strategy
And
Senior Associate Provost,
University of Chicago

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Subramani, Suresh

Prof. Suresh Subramani

Professor, Molecular Biology;
Global Director,
Tata Institute for Genetics and Society

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Subramanian, Ramaswamy

Prof. Ramaswamy Subramanian

Professor,
Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore

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Swaminathan, Soumya

Prof. Soumya Swaminathan

Director,
Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR

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Tayal, Rajiv

Prof. Rajiv Tayal

Executive Director,
Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

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Vrati, Sudhanshu

Prof. Sudhanshu Vrati

Executive Director,
Regional Centre for Biotechnology

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Event hosts and Sponsors

Event schedule


Day 1 | Sept. 9 Saturday, 2017 | Venue: University of Chicago, Chicago

Emerging opportunities in India

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration / Check-in / Breakfast
Welcoming remarks and Objectives of the Sci-ROI Annual Event
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Opening remarks & Introduction to Sci-ROI and YIM©
Dr. Aseem Z. Ansari & Dr. L. S. Shashidhara
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Consulate General of India at Chicago
Mr. D. B. Bhati (Senior Consul, CGI, Govt. of India)
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM University of Chicago (Host)
Dr. Bala Srinivasan (VP Global Initiatives & Strategy, Senior Associate Provost, University of Chicago)
Session 1: Research and Funding Opportunities in India
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Video talk from India
Dr. Vijay Raghavan(Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology -DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM Talk
Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO & Director, Wellcome Trust - DBT, India Alliance)
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Rajiv Sharma (Secretary, Science & Engineering Research Board -SERB)
Dr. Shahid Jameel (CEO & Director, Wellcome Trust - DBT, India Alliance)
Dr. Meenakshi Munshi (Director at DBT, Ramalingaswamy Fellowship)
Dr. L. S. Shashidhara (VP, Indian National Science Academy)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Break
Session 2: Institutional Perspectives on Faculty (I) – Public Educational Institutions
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM Panel Discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Somak Raychaudhuri (Director, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAC), Pune)
Dr. C.V.R. (Murty Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-J), Jodhpur)
Dr. Ajit Chaturvedi (Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-R), Roorkee)
Dr. Vijayalakshmi (Ravindranath Chair, Center for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore)
Dr. Murali Bashyam (Senior Scientist, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad)
Posters & Networking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Poster Session
Session 3: Institutional Perspectives (II) – Private Educational Institutions
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Talk
Dr. Pragna Rao ((M.D.) Associate Dean, Manipal University)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Talks
Dr. Pragna Rao (Manipal University)
Dr. Raghu Radhakrishnan (Manipal University)
Dr. S. Ramaswamy (InSTEM, Ahmedabad University)
Dr. Shashidhara (IISER-Pune, Ashoka University)
Plenary Lecture
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Talk
Sam Pitroda (Telecom Pioneer, Innovator & Entrepreneur)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner (Delegates and Participants)

Day 2 | Sept. 10 Sunday, 2017 | Venue: University of Chicago, Chicago

Emerging Opportunities in India

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Video talk from India
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research –ICMR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
Session 4: New Models of Indo-US Research partnerships
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. Suresh Subramani (Professor of Molecular Biology, Global Director, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society)
Dr. Rajiv Tayal (Executive Director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF))
Ms. Heidi Arola (Managing Director, Global Partnerships, Purdue University, Indiana)
Dr. Kavi Bhalla (University of Chicago-IIT- Delhi partnership)
Dr. Shekar Mishra (Fermi National Lab-Govt. of India partnerships)
Dr. Aseem Z. Ansari (WINstep Forward (501 (c) (3)), Khorana & Bose Programs, Univ Wisconsin–Madison)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Break
Session 5: Traditional and Non-traditional Research Opportunities in India
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Introductory talk by the panelists (10 mins. each)
10:30 PM - 11:15 AM Panel discussion (Q & A session with participants)
Dr. L. S. Shashidhara (IISER, INSA, Private Universities)
Dr. Sharmila Mande (Principal Scientist & Head, BioSciences R&D,Tata Consulting Services TCS–Innovation Labs)
Dr. Sudhanshu Vrati (Executive Director, Regional Center for Biotechnology –Faridabad/Delhi-NCR)
Dr. Sourav Pal (Professor, IIT-Bombay, Former Director CSIR National Chemical Laboratory NCL -Pune)
Dr. Tushar Chakraborty (Professor of Chemistry, IISc, Former Director –CSIR Center for Drug Research Institute, CDRI -Lucknow)
Dr. S. Ramaswamy (Former Dean Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine -InStem, C-CAMP, Non-traditional Educational Institutions)
Posters & Networking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Poster Session
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Interviews & Individual Meetings
4:30 PM - 4:45 Concluding Remarks Dr. L. S. Shashidhara & Dr. A. Z. Ansari

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